Working Title Films, Focus Features, and Compete Fiction Pictures have announced plans for an adaptation of Simon Stephenson’s debut novel ‘Set My Heart to Five.’
Set in 2054, the book introduces Jared, an android working as a dentist in small-town Michigan who undergoes an emotional awakening and embarks on a quest to convince humans that he and his kind should be permitted to feel. It is a quest, sparked in part by Jared’s introduction to ’80s and ’90s movies, that leads to an adventure across the West Coast of America, after he determines to write a film script that will change the world.
‘Baby Driver’ and Cornetto Trilogy helmer Edgar Wright is attached to direct, with Stephenson adapting the screenplay from his own manuscript.
Wright’s latest directorial effort, the psychological thriller ‘Last Night in Soho’ starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, and Matt Smith, is slated for release later this year.